Bridgestone finds Russian Dandelion may be a source of natural rubber  [ USA ]

Bridgestone Corporation announced that recent research conducted by Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO) has produced promising results indicating that the Russian Dandelion can become a commercially viable, renewable source of tire-grade rubber. Russian Dandelion, the roots of which contain natural rubber, is a perennial plant indigenous to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. Bridgestone America...
<May 17, 2012>